Fostering in Berkshire
Berkshire has the kind of reputation that might make you think that foster carers are not needed. Just look at Wokingham which is considered to be the best place in England to bring up children. These are the type of generalities that give false impressions that most children in this area have great homes and plenty of security in their lives.
Children in need of foster homes are not consigned to a specific geographical area or a certain socio-economic stratum. If you live in Berkshire, Capstone Foster Care needs you. We need people with room in their homes and their hearts to provide the loving family environment that these vulnerable youth need.
What specifically entails enough room in your home? You need a spare bedroom. Each child deserves to have the sanctity of a place that is theirs and theirs alone. The room in your heart includes having patience and energy. This is a career where you are on call 24/7. A young person placed in your care has been through some difficult times in his or her young life.
The most common reasons for children and young people being taken into care by the local authority are abuse and neglect. It may be difficult for that child to open up to you and trust you. There might be times when the child’s frustration at how unfair and unsettling life can be causes behaviour that is less than acceptable.
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We need more carers in Berkshire who can change a child’s life in a positive manner. Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people? If so, consider fostering in Berkshire.
Would you like to work with a team that feels more like a family than an institution?
If so, Capstone is the agency for you. Our professional recruitment team is very friendly and able to guide you through the process of becoming a carer. Our staff are able to answer all your questions about becoming a carer and provide advice on the process. We are an independent fostering service and we specialise in finding excellent carers and providing top-notch training and support.
Whether you have no experience working with children or are a foster carer already and eager to transfer to our agency, Capstone is looking for you.
The local authority takes kids into care when their parent or parents fail to provide a safe home. Finding a placement is the next step and as many local authorities in the UK do, they often turn to independent fostering agencies such as Capstone. Finding the right home involves the supervising social worker on our team. In this area, the child needing to be placed is typical age 10 or older. As well, there is a high demand for ethnically diverse people interested in fostering.
Are you able to offer the time, patience and commitment required to look after a vulnerable child? If you would like to become a foster parent, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Capstone for further information about becoming a carer. Contact us on 020 3384 4435 or through our online form.